The Arts and Culture

In Scoil Bhríde we are very proud of our strong tradition of the arts and the nurturing of culture. Our students have many opportunities to develop their talents and skills.

We are extremely proud to have the oldest and largest school orchestra in Ireland. This year 175 students are in our orchestra, many having taken up their instrument since coming to the school. We have 6 school choirs who have received standards of distinction from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Our students perform annually in the school opera, in collaboration with the students from St Jarlath’s College. This is the longest running school opera in the country and a standard setter each year in school awards for musical productions. The school has opportunities for students to play and practice many styles of music, including folk, pop and traditional.

The Annual Spring Recital is a much loved event and an opportunity to showcase the amazing talents of our students.

We also offer opportunities to develop skills in art, through classes, exhibitions and competitions. Each year the TY students take part in the highly esteemed Junk Kouture competition, modelling their handmade upcycled creations.

Public speaking and debating are popular and our students enter competitions in both English and Irish. This year the school introduced a pop-up Gaeltacht on-site to encourage a love of the Irish language and to create a natural environment for chat, music agus craic!



"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"



"Music can change the world"




"O body swayed to music

O brightening glance

How can we know the dancer from the dance "

W.B. Yeats


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"